Great Ideas and Cultivating Them

Great Ideas and Cultivating Them

Where are your great ideas coming from? This post by Eric Jackson in 2011 remains relevant and useful today: Top Ten Keys to Building a Talent Firewall in Your Organization. Building a “talent firewall”, or what I call a “sustainable talent strategy”, takes time,...
Stop wasting your time and money on job boards

Stop wasting your time and money on job boards

For you job hunters out there I hope you’re spending little, if any, time using job boards…unless you’re looking for an entry level position…or you’re in a passive job search…or if you want to leave your employment destiny to some automaton sifting through hundreds of...
Loyalty…Is it really that important?

Loyalty…Is it really that important?

“Loyalty implies a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce, desert, or betray” (Encyclopedia Britannica). Does loyalty matter? Although this post is geared toward the employee, all employers should pay heed to this (regardless of your...
Job Satisfaction at its Lowest Level in 2 Decades

Job Satisfaction at its Lowest Level in 2 Decades

With US employee job satisfaction at its lowest level in 22 years I have to wonder what it’s going to take for companies to wake up and take a hard look at themselves and how they’re running their talent operations. In 1987 job satisfaction was at 61%. At the end of...
Resume Critiques: Canned or Authentic?

Resume Critiques: Canned or Authentic?

This post was written by my resume writer, Darlene Craven. She’s been writing for years and has an interesting perspective on the subject of resumes. There is one important thing to remember though; A great resume is necessary in your search, but it is useless if...